it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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You can never go back. And the answer is no. And wishing for it only makes it bleed

Progress notes for 1 June 2006:


New Words:  389
Total Words: (actual wordcount / manuscript) 52,067 / 59,750
Pages: 239
Deadline: August 1
Words per day to meet deadline: 660
Reason for stopping: I suck.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
52,067 / 100,000

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239 / 400

Stimulants:  peach flower tea, potato vodka
Exercise:  archery, 45 minutes

Because the Baen site is subscriber-only, here is some of the gorgeous Kevin Wasden art for "The Cold Blacksmith," from the artist's website.

A Change of Heart

The Cold Blacksmith

Yes, that's Weyland. If you do happen to subscribe and read it, the bitchin' braid Yorkshire dialect is all katallen: I couldn't do that on a bet. (He's lost the accent by Blood & Iron, alas.


I love this story not in the least because the title is a misheard lyric. Of course, it's "You musty, fusty, coal-black smith." But my version gave me a story.

Today's words Word don't know: undetailed, unaugmented, outwaited
Mean Things: Andre, still has a compound fracture.
Books in progress: Martin Cruz Smith, Stallion Gate; Jay Lake, The Trial of Flowers
Other writing-related work: ccfinlay posts a letter from Kelly Link. She's right. Also, if you lick her, you might catch genius.

Hey, it could happen.

The law of the jungle is: Dance like nobody's looking. Balls to the wall. Go in there and get it: there's a story under them bones.

No net. No backup 'chute.

Stand in the door.
Interesting tidbits: I want to be Tom Waits when I grow up.

Tags: progress notes, undertow

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